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BLDP: Evaluating Sources

Scholarly Sources

Evaluating sources is a key part of your research. Not all sources are created equal! As a general rule of thumb, the vast majority- if not all- resources that you cite in your academic papers should be scholarly. However, there are certainly times when using popular, non-scholarly sources would be appropriate.

Butler University's Guide to Evaluating Resources is an excellent resource so be sure to take a look.

Evaluating Resources Videos & Tutorials

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